Strategy Analytics Predicts GaN Use to Grow in RF and Power Management Applications Over Several Years

Market analysis company, Strategy Analytics (SA) predicts that
deployments in electronic warfare, next-generation radar and covert communications will represent nearly 50% of the $376M market for GaN microelectronic components in 2014. SA reports that adoption of GaN components in wireless infrastructure has been sluggish.

Asif Anwar, director of the Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Service, suggests that power management will be an important new market for GaN microelectronic components. Such devices include: SMPSs (switched-mode power supplies), DC-DC converters, and DC motor drives found in home appliances, electric vehicles, industrial automation systems, telecommunications equipment, and electric lawnmowers.